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Another weather aware day today

Another weather aware day today

  Today Paris and the surrounding areas are in for a dreary gray day with a chance of rain all day and thunderstorm development this afternoon. Some storms may become severe.  Please be weather aware today.  Spotter activation is likely for this afternoon. Courtesy: Paris Police...

04/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar Bond Election - Cast your vote on May 7

North Lamar Bond Election - Cast your vote on May 7

School Bond Elections can be a touchy subject and many of us don’t really understand what a bond election is or how one works. North Lamar Independent School District is proposing a bond election on May 7 of $56 million.  The bond will allow for the construction of a new elementary...

04/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Road construction on 195 causing delays

Road construction on 195 causing delays

Texas Department of Transportation road construction crews are working to resurface ramps at FM 195 and Loop 286. Traffic along N 20th street is down to one lane only and moving slow.  Motorist are encourage to take alternate routes.   ...

04/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Economic Development Corp. calling for special meeting tomorrow

Paris Economic Development Corp. calling for special meeting tomorrow

The Paris Economic Development Corporation will be calling a special meeting tomorrow at 4 p.m.   The meeting will be held in the conference room at 1125 Bonham St. The meeting will focus on the PEDC’s 2016-2017 Plan of work for the city of Paris. Board members will focus on these six...

04/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Local flea market set for demolition

Local flea market set for demolition

Gene’s Flea Market has been a focal part of Paris, TX. for many years and as of recent a focal point with structures that are unsafe and considered dangerous for the public. Three of the buildings at the market on NE Loop 286 have been inspected by local code agencies and been declared...

04/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris spared by the weather, Grayson County not so lucky

Paris spared by the weather, Grayson County not so lucky

Last night as Paris, TX. and surrounding cities prepared for severe weather, Paris was spared, but Grayson County was hit by two possible tornadoes. The cities of Bells, Howe and Whitesboro were hit the hardest.  Many woke up this morning without power according to the Grayson County Office of...

04/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC Board of Regents discontinues golf, volleyball programs

PJC Board of Regents discontinues golf, volleyball programs

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents voted to discontinue the golf and volleyball athletic programs Monday evening due to financial constraints. “Revenues to support athletic programs have declined significantly over the last three years” stated PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin....

04/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris PD looking to add body cameras by October

Paris PD looking to add body cameras by October

Body cameras worn by law enforcement has become very common and the Paris Police Department is looking to add 42-46 body cameras on its officers by October. The perceived benefit for using body worn cameras by law enforcement is better evidence documentation, accountability, transparency, crime...

04/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC presents Mathways progress at national institute

PJC presents Mathways progress at national institute

Paris Junior College continues to be a groundbreaking leader in the national Pathways project, as shown when PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin presented to a panel in Washington, DC, on how PJC was an early adapter and leader with the Mathways project.  She was demonstrating to other colleges how...

04/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Possible severe weather slated for Tuesday

Possible severe weather slated for Tuesday

Please be weather aware Tuesday afternoon and evening. The Paris area has potential for a severe weather outbreak with a strong cap and the approach of a dry line. Paris Police Department doesn’t  think Paris will see anything locally until sometime between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Hometown Realty Group brings on Darla McMullen

Hometown Realty Group brings on Darla McMullen

Darla McMullen recently joined Hometown Realty Group – Keller Williams.  A realtor for nine years, and an East Texas native, Darla earned some top real estate producer awards.  Darla specializes in residential, commercial, farm and ranch, property management and relocation.  Her...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Community Prayer Walk set for Thursday, May 5

Community Prayer Walk set for Thursday, May 5

A Community Prayer Walk sponsored by Calvary Chapel Church in celebration of National Prayer Day will be held on May 5, 2016.  The event will begin at noon in front of the Courthouse downtown. Those gathered will proceed to the Square for a prayer stop, and then on to Bywaters Park for...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Early voting begins tomorrow morning

Early voting begins tomorrow morning

City Council Elections for Districts 1, 2, and 3 have been cancelled due to unopposed candidates in those Districts. Early voting for City Council District 6 will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016, and continue through Tuesday, May 3, 2016, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except on...

04/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Downtown Paris just got a little greener

Downtown Paris just got a little greener

On Wednesday afternoon, 45 to 50 people participated in a tree planting ceremony at the Lamar County Courthouse. Due to potential storms, part of the ceremony was held in District Judge Will Beard’s Courtroom.  Following comments from several organizations, the crowd moved to the parking...

04/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cas Haley makes special appearance at Justiss Elementary

Cas Haley makes special appearance at Justiss Elementary

Justiss Elementary’s Fierce, Focus, and Fabulous Friday Assembly had a special performance by Cas Haley today.  He sang songs, shared encouraging words on friendship and love, and danced with the student body to the school theme songs. Haley, a Paris native, credits his success to the...

04/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Local Gymnastics Team brings home the hardware

Local Gymnastics Team brings home the hardware

The USAG Gymnastics (USAG) North State Championships were held April 8-10 in North Richland Hills at the NYTEX facility. Texas Tumbling & Trampoline (3TI) had 21 athletes competing in Trampoline (TR), Double-Mini (DM), Tumbling (TU), and with one Synchronized Trampoline pair. In all, the...

04/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Emergency drill at PRMC all too real

Emergency drill at PRMC all too real

This morning at 9:00 Paris Regional Medical Center, Paris Police Department and others came together to simulate an active shooter situation within the hospital. The exercise scenario was that of a 38 year old man distraught over having lost his stillborn son the night before at PRMC...

04/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Dylan's Drivers searches for new Executive Director

Dylan's Drivers searches for new Executive Director

Paul Allen recently announced his resignation with Dylan’s Drivers as Executive Director. ” Paul has grown the program to the next level, exceeding our original vision” stated Vicki Ballard, co-founder of Dylan’s Drivers.  We could not start to thank Paul for...

04/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
VFW Recognizes NL Teacher and Principal

VFW Recognizes NL Teacher and Principal

North Lamar High School English instructor Melissa Arnold, recipient of the VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award in March, was honored by VFW Commander Bud Mackey for placing second at the VFW District-level contest. VFW Commander Bud Mackey presents English instructor Melissa Arnold for...

04/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Atmos Energy tree planting ceremony today - rain or shine

Atmos Energy tree planting ceremony today - rain or shine

Atmos Energy is having the Tree Planting Ceremony in downtown Paris on today, April 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. – rain or shine. The scheduled location is the parking area just north of the Lamar County Courthouse at 119 N. Main St. The public is invited to attend. “In the event the weather does not...

04/20/2016 by eparisextra.com